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Thread: HOW WOULD YOU QUILT THIS

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    Hi to all,
    I've had this in the ufo closet for 3 years, My problem is I have no idea what kind of a quilting pattern I want to do. I want to hand quilt it. The back of the quilt is solid burgundy.
    So ....... What pattern would you use, what color thread. and only one stipulation, I do not want to do any quilting in the ditch.
    Thanks for any and all ideas

    Karen
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    Oh what a breathtaking quilt :!: I have only done straight line quilting and this screams for something more.........I know I would want to match the thread, to each fabric :-o :-o :-o :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Karen - that is a very striking quilt. Great job. No idea how to quilt it, although it seems to be calling "hand quilt"

    I see you have a new avatar. Is that the Silverlinings paper piecing that was in Quiltmaker a few months back? I've wanted to try it but is a bit tooooo complicated for me even though I love pp.

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    I would go for something either round or spiralled. The diamond edges could be done in an undulating vine. Print your picture out and doodle - sometimes that is the safest way to choose.

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    Have no idea how to quilt this but just wanted to say BEAUTIFUL QUILT!!

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    I would quilt with burgundy thread and I would use a very traditional pattern in the large white squares like a feather wreath. I would quilt straight lines on the diagonal (both directions) across the wide point of the burgundy pattern ( I hope you know where I am talking about)..then if you think it needs more on any part of the burgundy pieces..you can quilt 1/4" from the edge.

    Beautiful quilt! The colors look very clean together and I really like the block pattern!

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    Annmarie

    Yes the picture in my avatar is the pattern from quiltmaker a few months ago, I used suede for his nose, and in the purple I used a polyester suede like for a different tecture. Its took an entire weekend to make him.
    Karen

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    Moonpi, I like the idea of the vines, and print it out and doodle, I think my brain is stuck though

    Karen

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    Loretta,

    I got the pattern from a magazine, Cant remember which one, but I'm sure its kicking around here or possibly at the beach. If I find it I will let you know

    Karen

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    Sandpat, I really like the feathered wreath idea. After looking at it I'm thinking feather heart in the white part, it looks like it would fit well.

    Karen

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    What about ornate hearts that meet end to end in each white section? I'd match the threads to the fabric.

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    Try drawing a pattern on Glad press and seal and lay on top of the quilt to see if it works before you mark it.

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    Think curves. everything is linear. take time and look through quilting design books or design something yourself. Good Luck.
    I did free hand quilting and curved quilting before When I designed the
    the curved quilting design I used an air dry pen.
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    I would find a nice curvy stencil and do some hand quilting with burgundy thread in the white sections.

    Cheers
    Andrea

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    It sdounds great but look at your design first and make sure you like it before you start sewing. I just had a thought, (amazing) try to trace about 4 blocks square on tracing paper and pencil in your design with the same color. and then see if you like it.

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    I often find this a problem myself!! I like to use 2 in wide paper tape and make a large X from corner to corner of the quilt. Quilt all sides of this and move the tape 2 in either side of the first lines until all quiting is done!

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    Karen (Love2Quilt) Where did you find the Suede? I have several quilting projects that call for suede and haven't been able to find it. Tried felt, but it just doesn't work. Cecelia

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    I got really lucky. A leather tanner in town was closing and was selling hudge bags full of leather and suede scraps for 1.00 a bag. The bags were as big if not bigger then green garbage bags. I actually pieced patched a leather coat, and still have half a bag full.
    Karen

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    That is one really beautiful top!!!

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    Dear Karen, Thank you for such a quick reply. Lucky you with such a find. I only need small amounts and was hoping for a Quilt Shop that sold suede for embellishment. Years ago "Sewing with Nancy" did sell several colors of suede in a package. I"m going to try her catalog answering number in the a.m. Thanks again. (If you get two answers - I tried earlier, but lost it somehow. I'm not much good on this computer. That was a beautiful quilt. Cecelia

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    Dear Karen.......Thanks for such a prompt reply. I only need very small amount. I was hopping to find a Quilt store that was selling suede in amounts like 12" pieces for embellishment. Years ago, Sewing with Nancy did sell such things. I think it was 6"squares. Thank you, but I'm afraid I'd better just keep looking. Cecelia

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    Beautiful quilt top and I have no sugestions on how to quilt it.

    The cushion in your avatar is beautiful. It looks like applique or paint. I had no idea it was paper pieced.

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    Very carefully, HA! No really, I suppose it depends on how heavy or light you want to quilt it. I could see some nice stipple work if done by machine, but by hand youd spend a heck of a lot of time at it. Id definitely think working white on white and red on red with the thread.

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    Beautifull quilt....Good luck

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    I agree with Steve on the thread colors.

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